A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox by Frederick L Malphurs

 

A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox
Frederick L Malphurs
Genre: Thriller/Action/Adventure
Publisher: PageTurner Press and Media
Date of Publication: November 2017
ISBN: 978-1948304023
ASIN: B077KGMZGD
Number of pages: 338
Word Count: 101,400 words
Cover Artist: PageTurner Press
and Media Illustrations Department
Tagline: A legendary family is forced to fight against the most dangerous Pacific Drug Cartel. Will the de la Vega family succeed or will they die trying?
Book Description:
During the years of Mexican President Calderone, drug cartels fought pitched battles against other cartels, the police, the army, and the good citizens of Mexico. Kidnappings, murder, threats, and intimidation by drug cartels impinged on every facet of Mexican life.
This story of the de la Vega family in Culiacan, the state capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, tells of their struggles with the death of their beloved sister and the courageous brothers who become a force exacting revenge on the Pacific cartel.
The family ancestors moved away from Southern California during the 1840’s as the influx of white settlers changed the culture and created certain discriminations against Mexican-Americans. The family legend is the de la Vegas sold out and relocated to Culiacan, Mexico where they quickly established prominence socially and financially. In Culiacan, the whispers are frequently heard of their great wealth and of being descendents of the great Zorro. Eduardo de la Vega, known for his dedication to his community and his patients as a noted benefactor and surgeon, and Teodoro de la Vega, a Jesuit priest, beloved by all who know him, vow to protect their city from the cartel. The de la Vegas act with extraordinary stealth, boldly striking at the cartel. Eduardo de la Vega leads a secret life of retribution abetted by his adopted brother, the business wizard, ‘Flaco’ Salas.
This is a tale of adventure, action love, honor, and strength of family despite constant danger and threat.
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Excerpt:
An Untimely Arrest, January 5
Father Teodoro
de la Vega was sitting in an ancient wooden swivel chair, working on revisions
to his doctoral thesis Methodism in America, when he heard the soft buzzing of
his cell phone. He picked up the phone, swiveling his chair around before he
spoke to look out the high tiny window in his cramped office at the far end of
the Culiacan Cathedral. “This is Father De La Vega.”
“This is
Lieutenant Flores of the federal police. We are trying to notify the family of
Diego Sanchez. He has you listed as the family contact.”
Father Teodoro’s
eyes stayed fixed on the fronds of the tall palm tree growing in the
cathedral’s backyard. “Yes, I am Diego’s brother-in-law. How can I help?”
“I am sorry to
inform you that your sister’s husband, Diego Sanchez, was arrested this morning
and is currently being held in custody in Culiacan prison.” The lieutenant
sounded subdued, deferential to the Catholic priest, sympathetic.
Father Teo was
silent for several moments. “Oh my God, this is a shock. My sister was
kidnapped three days ago, on January 2. She and Diego have three young
children, and now this.” Father Teo sighed deeply and made the sign of the
cross.
“I know about
the kidnapping. I am so sorry. It seems your family is suddenly confronting
great adversity. I can assure you that all the police agencies are working
diligently to find your sister.”
Father Teo took
several deep breaths before responding. “Would it be possible for me to go see
Diego now?”
Lieutenant
Flores was silent a moment. “Yes, under the circumstances, I’m sure there must
be many arrangements to be made for the children. I will contact the prison and
get your visit authorized.”
Father Teo stood
up, suddenly feeling dazed; his jaw clenched as his eyes riveted on the small statue
of Jesus he kept on his desk. “I am on my way to the prison now.” He next
forced himself to call his brother, Eduardo, and their father, Alfonso. He
quickly concluded each call with “I’ll call you back as soon as I learn
anything.”
Father Teo
quickly jogged down the hall and across the cathedral campus to his car.
Outside, he stood beside his car and gazed upward for several moments, praying
for his sister, Diego, and their children. Then he got into his battered Toyota
and headed to the prison.
Father Teo sat
in the visitors’ waiting room for thirty minutes before the guards escorting
Diego burst through the door on the prisoners’ side.
They pushed
Diego ahead of them and roughly shoved him into a chair. One of them said, “Sit
down and shut up!” to Diego and waved a finger under Diego’s nose. Father Teo
moved quickly to the cubicle opposite Diego and sat on the hard plastic chair
in the narrow enclosure.
“Teo, tell me
about my family.” Diego was somber and seemed to have physically shrunk since
the last time Teo had seen him only three days before.
Diego’s usual
state of casual good humor had been replaced with a pallid and tense facial
expression. His eyes were tearing and moved only indirectly in the direction of
Father Teo; he could not maintain eye contact for more than a moment. His eyes,
now dark and sunken, slowly roamed the brightly lit room: floor, walls,
ceiling, Father Teo.
“We have had no
contact with Tina’s kidnappers. We are doing everything we can to find her.
Eduardo and I are moving heaven and earth to find her.
The kids miss
her and are understandably upset. How are you?”
“I am depressed
as hell. I’m scared out of my mind. I am so grateful to you and Eduardo.” Diego
dipped his head and nervously checked the position of the guards. “Please do
everything you can to get these charges dropped and get me out of here
somehow.”
“Of course you
are depressed. Anyone would be in these circumstances.
My father is
talking to lawyers right now. Your arrest has come as a complete shock to all
of us.”
“I am
embarrassed and stunned by my arrest too, Teo. Please tell my mother and the
children that I love them, but I do not want them to come here. Seeing me in
this place will only make things worse for them. Have you learned anything
about the charges against me?”
Father Teo
chewed on his lip. He hesitated while a myriad of happy family memories flooded
his thinking: Diego and Tina’s wedding, the births of their three children, and
many family gatherings. “You are accused and charged with consorting with
narco-criminals by laundering their illegal earnings, aiding the cartel’s hit
men by providing them with shelter, engaging in a criminal conspiracy, and
accepting financial assistance from the Pacific cartel. I’m still in shock,
Diego. I don’t understand this. Is any of it true?”
Diego squirmed
in his seat and dropped his head to the Formica countertop of the little booth.
“Oh my god,” he said this loudly, and the nearest prisoners on Diego’s side of
the barrier turned in his direction. When he sat back up straight, his hands
clutched his heart. Tears rolled down his cheeks.

 

About the Author:
Fred Malphurs spent over thirty-seven years working for the Department of veterans Affairs, almost all of which was spent in the Veterans Healthcare Administration. He is the retired CEO or Director of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Healthcare System based in Gainesville, Florida, and is a retired Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Married to Robin, a nurse executive, between them they have six children. Having transferred thirteen times, been on three long term details, and service in the VA Central Office in Washington on three different occasions, Fred has been exposed to the inner workings of health care delivery, the political administration in the executive branch, and has testified before various House and Senate Congressional committees. His career spans from the impact of returning veterans from the VietNam War, Iraq to the current war in Afghanistan. In the course of serving in the VA, Fred received numerous awards during his career, including the two highest: Presidential Rank, at both the meritorious and distinguished levels. Medical Centers under his direction have twice received the VA’s highest award for quality, the prestigious Carey Award. As a network director, the networks under Fred’s leadership twice received the VA’s highest award for quality, the Kizer award, in addition to being recognized many times for having the best practices in a wide variety of administrative and clinical areas. He has published in health care periodicals, given media interviews, and appeared on television in the course of his career.
In retirement, Fred turned to writing, lifelong goal. He has published his memoirs: My Life in the VA: Lessons in Leadership, and three novels: Meanie Mouse versus the Orlando Operators: The Adventure Begins, Mexia: A Novel: The Memoirs of J.C. Mulkey, and Spies and Lies: The Paradox. He is currently working on a play, The Patio Club, and is revising his next novel, A Year in the Life of Doctor Fox. Fred lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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❈REVENGE❈ A Kindle Classics Western

After Tom Marsh flattened Zeke Withers in a fist fight the drunken brawler swore to kill him. Meanwhile Tom had to leave for San Francisco to meet Lacey, his new bride, and escort her back to Hangtown for their wedding. Zeke could be anywhere. He could strike anytime. Tom was in deep trouble.

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Read Veil of Darkness yet? Here’s a peek at the fun to be had:

“You just grabbed a ghost.” I shook my head and scoffed. “How…?”
“You’re not the only one with gifts, Luca.”
“No shit… Well, thanks for not shooting him, I guess.”
“I considered it.”
“He’s harmless. Just a lot of vulgar talk. He’d never actually do anything.”
“I’ve handled rough-grabbing spirits before, I wasn’t worried.”
“No, I mean… You’re not his type.”
“What do you mean?” She gave me a puzzled look.
God, please don’t make me explain it.
My eyes fell across the dash as I searched for the best words while shifting the truck into drive.
“Sutter’s gay.”
“Oh.”
I expected more of a response from her. I know I was weirded out when he revealed that tidbit of information to me as an adult.
It made me think about all the times he had hung around while I was changing. I didn’t let him hang around as much after that.
Today was a day for abnormal shit for both her and I, apparently.
A dead gay Wild West lawman really wasn’t that odd, all things considered.
I glanced at her as I rolled ahead, following the two-track.
I could feel her eyes locked on me.
Bouncing my gaze between her and the path ahead of the truck, I realized where she was at, in reading her face.
“He’s not my gay cowboy. Well, I mean, he’s mine but not like that. We’re partners.”
She was still staring.
“Not like… domestic partners. They relieve some of my load when we get busy.”
Jesus Christ.
“Not that we get busy. I mean, we’re partners but we’re not together like that. I work with Virgil and Sutter, and we don’t do sex. I meant, when we get busy with clients and investigations.”
Sutter’s face appeared through the cab wall again, just enough to avoid being grabbed.
“He’s a pickle kisser. He investigates my privates.”
I banged my fist into the cab where his face was. I missed, like always, and his muffled laughter erupted from the back.
Emma was still staring, but with a brow arched. I gave up and just stayed silent, staring straight out the window.

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Legion of the Undead

Born in the depths of Hell comes an army of darkness that will tear the Roman Legions to pieces. Relentless, hungry and pestilential, the risen dead will destroy everything in their path.

When Roman legions march over the borders of the Empire they meet an enemy greater than any they have ever faced.

Emperor Vespasian has ordered a push further into Germania than the legions have ever been and an enemy army is gathering to meet them. What neither side is prepared for is the darker force that they will both face. Indiscriminate and incapable of mercy, the new enemy will drive the Romans to the very brink of destruction.

The Gates of Hades have opened and the Roman Legions must face what has escaped.

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#KINDLEUNLIMITED #ONTOUR Title: Riders Fall ( A Viper’s Bite MC Novella )

Author: Lena Bourne
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Rider’s Fall is a 200 page novella set in the world of the Viper’s Bite MC series. It is a standalone story, so it’s not necessary to read the other books in the series, although it does contain slight spoilers if read first. No Cliffhanger, HEA Guaranteed!

Rider

I never had a home, and the one I found with my MC is gone now too. But I will go on, I always have. I’ll just ride like I’ve done since I got my bike. Ride as far as the road takes me. This time, it took me to the jungles of Brazil, and then it stopped dead. But not because it ran out.

I stopped for a girl named Chloe, a do-good volunteer at an orphanage who is clearly running from something, but she won’t tell me what. She’s not letting me get very close to her either, which won’t stop me trying. Her curves and her pretty face were enough to halt my ride, but that’s not why I’m staying. That’s because being with her is being home–the kind of home I never had nor even wanted until she crossed my path. Now she’s all I want, and I’m a guy who takes what he wants.

Chloe

I was forced from my home, my college, and the only life I’ve ever known by a vindictive ex-boyfriend and a sex tape that went viral. It ruined my reputation, stopped my career before it even began, and nearly ended my life. But I’ve rebuilt it all working at this orphanage in rural Brazil. The last thing I need is some testosterone filled bad boy messing with my mind and making me do something I’ll regret. He may be hot as sin and he definitely wants me, but he’ll just have to move on. Even though he also taught me how to let go of my past truly and completely, and given me a taste of the freedom I haven’t had since my life went to pieces. Maybe not even before that.

But he’s not here to stay, he doesn’t know how to. And I’ve worked too hard and for too long to have my heart shattered all over again when he leaves me behind.
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🖤👑COVER REVEAL DAY + FIRST EXCERPT!👑 🖤

I’m so excited to FINALLY reveal the cover of Tacet a Mortuis, the THIRD book in The Elite King’s series and the final story told by Madison & Bishop (Nate is next).

Shout out to my girl Jay Aheer from Simply Defined Art who ALWAYS delivers. Shares are so greatly appreciated!

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No?
Good. You’re smart 😉
I’m kidding…..

Tacet a Mortuis excerpt reveal [UNEDITED]© :

Chapter
Bishop

ASAP Rocky was rapping about how he loved bad bitches, and with every pull up, sweat spilled over my flesh. My fingers squeezed the slippery bar. Thirty-four, thirty-five. I started rapping the words, unlatching and dropping to the ground. The door to my gym swung open, but I ignored it. Part of me knew who it was, and the other part hoped it wasn’t. The song continued to drown out the silence as I moved to the bench, laying down and wrapping my fingers around the barbell. Madison was angry with me, for the fucking hundredth time since I’ve known her. The essence of her anger was probably from her mom’s shit, and then there’s me not telling her about it all this time, but I’ve been with her long enough to know that she’d be more hurt than angry. Angry Madison I could deal with, hurt Madison was territory I was unsure of. The fact that I kept Khales alive would have only intensified her anger even more too, no doubt.
“B?”
My jaw clenched, anger bubbling inside, so I started pumping the heavy iron.
“I know you’re mad at me.”
I hooked the barbell back onto the latches and sat up. “That’s where you’re wrong, I’m not fucking angry. I’m confused as to why the fuck you let him find you.”
She sighed, taking a seat beside me on the bench. “I had heard you moved on, and then he—”
I turned to face her, my eyes hardening. “You outed yourself out of jealousy?”
“What? No, well, I don’t—“
“—you better be careful with your next words…”
She stood, running her fingers through her hair. “Well, shit, I don’t know, B! You’ve never had anyone else but me, what the hell was I supposed to do about finding out the one guy I loved, my first love, had moved on with some new girl. Why didn’t you tell me about her?”
My eye twitched.
I sucked in a breath, stood and walked towards her. She stepped back, but I countered it. “You done this out of jealousy?”
Her eyes darted around the room. You could almost hear her brain trying to reach out and snatch whatever excuse she could find out of thin air. “Do you not care about me at all, B? We never actually broke up?”
Her back collided with the wall and my hands came up to either side of her head, caging her in. “Listen very carefully—“my phone vibrated in my pocket and I reached inside, seeing it’s Nate before sliding it unlocked. “What?”
“Yo, so I’m thinking I want to throw a party this weekend.”
“Why?” My eyes remained on Khales. Her’s dropped to my mouth, and then came back to my eyes. I knew what she was doing, and if she tried any shady shit, I’d rip her lips off.
“Well, our girl isn’t doing so good…”
“My girl,” I corrected with a growl.
Khales’ eyes slanted, so I brought my hand to her throat. Shock flashed across her face.
I grinned. “Continue.”
“Yeah you might need to get used to sharing her, B.”
My grip around Khales’ throat instinctively tightened. “What the fuck do you mean?”
She started tapping at my hand, so I released her a little.
“Madison’s mad, I get it.”
“Nah, B, she’s not mad. She’s… numb.”
“What? You feel what she’s feeling now?” I asked, letting Khales go and stepping backwards. There was something else he was hiding, and whatever it was, better not have anything to do with them both fucking around with each other again. My patience was thin. One more misstep on her part, and I was going to make her trip. No point fighting for someone that doesn’t wanna be fought for.
“There was an incident…” Nate cleared his throat.
“What kind? She kill someone incident, or she trip and fall on something incident?”
He cleared his throat again. “Ah, well, a Peyton problem….”
My hands squeezed around the phone. Peyton was Tillie’s older sister who in short, was messing around with Jase’s generation of the King’s. She had four of them wrapped around her finger, and when they were over fighting about it, they all decided they’d just share her.
“You and who.”
“Ah, Brantley.”
“How far did you get?” my eyes narrowed on Khales, then dropped down her body.
“Pretty far, but then Jase walked in.”
“I’m done,” I murmured. “I’m done with her, dawg. I’ve not fucked up once since she’s been here, aside from secrets and shit. This is the third time she’s run off into someone else’s arms. She’s your issue now,” My eyes connected with Khales, who was now smirking in triumph. “Oh and bro? The party will be here.” I threw my phone against the wall until it smashed into a thousand pieces. Khales jumped in shock, but quickly collected herself. I stepped backwards, reaching for the door.
“You’re too good for her, B. You gave her too much.”
“Shut the fuck up and don’t touch me.”

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Synopsis

Evie Walker’s life is finally falling into place. Her
career is on the rise, she’s surrounded by her friends and has an apartment in the heart of downtown Dallas. Evie feels she’s finally escaped her rough and tumultuous past.

However, she didn’t prepare for Jake Westley. He’s as mysterious as he is handsome. They kindle a searing sensual affair. Evie begins to unravel Jake’s secrets.

With their pasts catching up with them, can they save each other? Or will their past rip them apart, leaving them even more broken than before?

AUTHOR BIO

Nicky lives in the Big D, Dallas, Texas that is. She loves reading romantic books with sexy times and loves writing them even more. Nicky is a ninja, stationery addict, and a movie buff. She eats cookie dough while she writes. If you like long walks on the beach, steamy books with sexy man candy then Nicky is your girl.

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